Georgian College - Course Outline


Term: Summer 2018

Subject Code:
Course Number:
PLA Applicable:
Course Name:
Introduction To Psychology
Grade Mode:
Post Secondary





Two way equivalent(s):

PFPR 1015 Intro to Psychology (ODE)
and PFP 1020 Introduction To Psychology
and PFPR 1007 Introduction To Psychology
and PSY 5116 Introduction To Psychology
and PSY 9101 Introduction To Psychology
and DSW 6104 Introduction To Psychology 1
and PSY 6109 Introduction To Psychology 1
and PSYC 1000 Introduction to Psychology 1
and PSYC 1003 Introduction to Psychology 1
and PSY 5128 Introductory Psychology
and PSY 5119 Nursing Psychology 1
and PSY 5106 Psychology
and PSY 5121 Psychology

Students are advised to retain course outlines for future use in support of applications for employment or transfer of credits

Course Description:

This course provides an introduction to the concepts and theories of psychology and to their application to real life situations. Topics include history, research methods, sensation, perception, consciousness, stress and coping, learning, memory, motivation and emotions.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will have reliably demonstrated the ability to:

1. Differentiate between scientific and non-scientific information about human behaviour and mental processes.
2. Describe major developments and research methods used in psychology.
3. Explain psychological processes involved in sensation, perception, learning, memory, motivation, emotion, states of consciousness and health.
4. Analyze the variety of factors affecting sensation, perception, consciousness, learning, memory, motivation, emotion, and health.
5. Apply psychological concepts and principles to situations in everyday life.

Course Content:

1. Introduction to psychology
2. Sensation and perception
3. States of consciousness
4. Learning
5. Memory
6. Motivation and emotion
7. Health, stress, and coping


Tests/examinations/assignments must be written/submitted at the time specified. Requests for adjustments to that schedule must be made before the test/exam/assignment date to the faculty member. Failure to do so will result in a mark of “0”, unless an illness/emergency can be proven with appropriate documentation at no cost to the College.

The passing grade for all courses is 50%, or letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) unless otherwise noted below. The passing weighted average for promotion through each semester of a program is 60% and is a requirement to graduate.

Tests: 75%
Assignments/In-class assessments: 25%

This course has no final exam and no supplemental privileges.
The pass mark in the course is 50%. However, if you wish to use this course as a credit towards your diploma, PLEASE CHECK THE ACADEMIC GUIDELINES FOR YOUR PROGRAM.
The mark you need may be higher than 50%.

Prior Learning Assessment:

This course is eligible for Prior Learning Assessment. If you feel you have acquired equivalent skills and knowledge through life and work experience, you can request an assessment. Contact your program co-ordinator, or the Office of the Registrar.


A student at Georgian College can appeal the following:

  1. a mark on the assignment, test, examination or practical experience;
  2. a final mark for a course or co-op work term;
  3. missing or incorrect assessment information on a grade report and/or transcript

A student cannot appeal a decision regarding whether or not a PLA or Exemption is available for an individual course, nor the method of challenge used.

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